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Research grants

Supporting multidisciplinary China research

The China Studies Centre Research Grants Program 2020 Rapid Funding Round has closed on 20 September.

Many members’ research activities have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This Rapid Funding Round aims to support the CSC members to complete and share research publications, and initiate new research or collaboration activities, in accordance with the University’s savings measures and current government health/travel advice. The project must be related to Greater China (including mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau) or overseas Chinese communities. Funds available under each category range from $2,000-$7,500.

For detailed eligibility, conditions and budget stipulations, please refer to guidelines (PDF, 145KB).

Completion report is due one month after the conclusion of the project. Download the report template (word, 64.6KB).

Rapid Funding Round Categories

Purpose

Up to $7,500 can be requested under the Small Project category which may be used for the following or other expenses which are not restricted by the university savings measures:

  • Purchase access to data that the University does not already have rights to.
  • Enhance skills using existing courses offered by the University of Sydney Continuing Education Program or, if one is not available, an external course that meets stringent value of money guidelines.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a current academic member of the CSC (excluding members of the CSC Research Committee) and hold a continuing salaried or fixed term position, which is expected to continue for 12 months after the date of the funded activity. 

Please refer to guidelines (PDF, 145KB) for further information.

Purpose

Up to $3,000 can be requested under the Publishing Support category to facilitate the procedural aspects of publication (e.g. editing, indexing, images) or open access expenses. Applicants must provide a copy of the publishing contract or similar.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a current academic member of the CSC (excluding members of the CSC Research Committee) and hold a continuing salaried or fixed term position, which is expected to continue for 12 months after the date of the funded activity. 

Please refer to guidelines (PDF, 145KB) for further information.

Purpose

This grant aims to integrate with, not replace, other forms of funding available through different sources. The grant cannot be used for fieldwork. Up to $2,000 can be requested to support individual projects or collaborations.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a current CSC student member, currently enrolled in postgraduate research degrees and up to date with milestones.

Please refer to guidelines (PDF, 145KB) for further information.